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sealhall74
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:10 am

Thursday night showdown 'tween the 'Necks and 'Neers.
Win this one and you can relax and enjoy the remainder of the road trip.
Lose it and you leave your tournament destiny in the hands of others.
Some interesting timing in play here. Denver and Omaha square off a
couple hours earlier on Saturday before we do against the Jacks. If that
game is substantive to the conversation, we will likely know our fate before
the opening tip against the Jacks.

I will take the 'Necks by 9. We want it more than they do.
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wiu712
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:28 am

WIU tries to close regular season with strong finish: LEATHERNECKS OFF TO DENVER AND SOUTH DAKOTA STATE.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... ong-finish
wiu712
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:46 pm

Men’s basketball look to continue winning ways.
From the Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/43678/sports ... ning-ways/
wiu712
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:22 am

Big game tonight at 8:00 PM.

From the Associated Press:

Western Illinois (9-18, 4-10) vs. Denver (7-21, 2-12)

BOTTOM LINE: Western Illinois looks to extend Denver’s conference losing streak to eight games. Denver’s last Summit League win came against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 74-58 on Jan. 20. Western Illinois won 75-66 at home against Oral Roberts in its last outing.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Denver’s Ronnie Harrell Jr. has averaged 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Joe Rosga has put up 11.9 points. For the Leathernecks, Kobe Webster has averaged 17.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Brandon Gilbeck has put up 9.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.7 blocks.

WATCH OUT FOR WEBSTER: Webster has connected on 40.2 percent of the 164 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 18 over his last three games. He’s also converted 70.1 percent of his foul shots this season.

SLIPPING AT 68: Western Illinois is 0-18 when it allows at least 68 points and 9-0 when it holds opponents to less than 68.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Leathernecks have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Pioneers. Denver has an assist on 27 of 71 field goals (38 percent) over its previous three outings while Western Illinois has assists on 36 of 77 field goals (46.8 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Western Illinois offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.1 percent of its possessions, which is the 23rd-lowest rate in the nation. The Denver defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 15.9 percent of all possessions (ranked 327th among Division I teams).
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sealhall74
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Brandon forced to come out and guard the perimeter. Ouch. That never works. Sat out most of the half with 2 fouls.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:52 pm

Pretty ragged performance. They are bad and we are worse tonight. 34-20 at the half.
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wiu2013
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm

For the most part we are getting good shots, but my goodness. Dies anyone have more than 5 points? Does the rim or basket sound tight. I have heard a "boing" sound numerous times tonight, and I don't usually hear that when shots are missed.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:26 pm

ORU beat Omaha tonight.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:53 pm

Pioneers wanted this one more than we did and win going away 74-46.
We were down only 4 (30-34) early in the 2nd half before getting caught up in the avalanche.
Go Mavericks.
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wiu712
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:57 pm

Denver won 74-46.

Zion Young led the Western scoring with 21 points. Brandon Gilbeck was second in scoring tonight with 5 points.

Attendance at Denver = 1,145.

It all comes down to the final games on Saturday. Denver will host Omaha at 2:00 PM. Western will play at South Dakota State at 4:15 PM.
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